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Old 03-03-2017, 08:21 AM   #1
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Drip Irrigation Question - Mixing Flowers/Trees


Planning some flower beds around areas where I have existing or new trees (all of the existing trees are small and only planted last year - not even close to maturity)

Can I put the trees and the perennial flowers on the same drip line? I know that trees need a good soaking. I am thinking about breaking off a lateral from the main drip line and circling the tree's roots with many emitters for this purpose.

Just double checking before I do any installs. How is this normally done on pro/commercial projects?

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Trees prefer infrequent, good long deep soakings. If your trees are correct for your climate you shouldn't need to water them at all after they're established.
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Trees prefer infrequent, good long deep soakings. If your trees are correct for your climate you shouldn't need to water them at all after they're established.
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Is your main drip line 1/2 inch and your lateral 1/4 inch ? Sounds good....you can put a on-off valve on your 1-4 inch line...so you can shut off water to the trees, when you think necessary.

What are the trees ?
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Different trees need different types of drip cycles. Depending on the size of the trees and type, you might be able to utilize a drip line for both the trees and garden.

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